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Johor, Malaysia's Fastrackcity Featuring F1 Track To Be Completed In '19

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Motorsports hub Fastrack Iskandar "unveiled the design of its motorsports city on Tuesday," which features a "top-grade" track suitable for Formula 1 racing, according to Wang Meng Meng of the STRAITS TIMES. The facility has a targeted completion date of '19. At "the heart of the moto...

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David Lloyd Takes Over Madrid Club

U.K.-based tennis club operator David Lloyd invested €14.6M ($16.4M) into Madrid's Aravaca Tennis Club and created 80 jobs with its remodeling project, according to the EP. The club's activity "is expected to resume in the first trimester of '17." After first penetrating the Spanish market with ...

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2022 World Cup Stadiums To Cost $10B

Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi said that Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadium construction costs will amount to between $8B and $10B, according to Yasmin Al Heialy of ARABIAN BUSINESS. He said that up to $200B "is being spent on wider infrastructure r ...

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World Rugby HoF Gets Permanent Home

The World Rugby Hall of Fame will be "turned into a museum in the town where the sport was born almost 200 years ago," according to the BBC. The attraction "will be based inside the art gallery and museum building in Rugby town centre." Footage from World Rugby's video archive and sporting memorabil ...

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Coventry Rugby Planning For Groundshare

Coventry Rugby Club Chair Jon Sharp revealed plans "have been drawn to expand the stadium and clear the way for Coventry City to move to Butts Park Arena," according to Simon Gilbert of the COVENTRY TELEGRAPH. Sharp said that architects had "produced stadium designs which could see the existing grou ...

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Sandown Sale Vital For VR Future

Racing Victoria officials are "confident that the sale of Sandown and the building of two new inside tracks at Caulfield and Flemington will become reality in the next one to three years," according to Patrick Bartley of THE AGE. Master plans from Moonee Valley and Flemington are not yet complete, h ...

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A senior UEFA official "has admitted that European football's governing body is struggling to get the San Siro pitch up to standard for next weekend's Champions League final ." Real Madrid face cross-city rivals Atletico in Milan next Saturday. UEFA Senior Match Operations Manager Keith Dalton ...

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Delhi To Get New Cricket Stadium

Int'l cricket "may soon cut its long-term ties" with the Feroz Shah Kotla and "find a new home on the outskirts of the city," according to Indranil Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. The Delhi & District Cricket Association is planning to build a "brand new stadium between Dwarka and Najafgarh, close t ...

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Corinthians Close To Naming Rights Deal

Brasileiro side Corinthians is "closing in on a naming rights deal" for its stadium, but could maintain the name "Arena Corinthians," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The club’s "state-of-the-art stadium" hosted six games during the 2014 World Cup. But the bill for th ...

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West Ham Begins Upton Park Sale

EPL side West Ham has "begun cashing in on the affection" for Upton Park as hundreds of items "from toilet signs to turnstiles went up for sale," according to James Dutton of the London DAILY MAIL. The London club opened up an auction on Wednesday morning to last for three weeks, "with any conc ...

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UEFA Will Review EL Final Stadium Capacities

Interim UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis admitted stadium capacities for future Europa League finals "will need to be reviewed after thousands of Liverpool supporters arrived in Basel without tickets" for Wednesday's final against Sevilla, which Sevilla won 3-1, according to Lyall Thomas ...

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